The HELP Center is an umbrella community service organization. There are a variety of programs that we offer which fall within our scope of service. We are contstantly evaluating our existing programs and implementing new ones. In the list below there are the descriptions of the programs we currently offer to the community.
Child Advocacy Program
Our Child Advocacy Program works closely with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, the District Attorney’s Office, medical and mental health professionals to assist children of abuse. Services include a video taped interview by a trained staff member, assistance filing Victims of Crime Compensation claims, and free counseling.
Free counseling provided to Child Advocacy Center clients and their non-offending family members. Free counseling to Pregnancy, Education, and Parenting clients. Psychiatric services and medication management are not provided.
Provides Information and Referral service to assist individuals in locating the resources to match their needs. The United Way Children’s and the Assistance for the Elderly Fund provides financial resources for county residents in need. The HELP Line screens applicants to ensure documented need. Some needs that are supported in this program are utility assistance and emergency medication.
New Beginnings/After Baby Comes
Provides a free in-home case manager to assist young parents with pre-natal information and parenting education, encouragement and support.
Provides a family advocate for the families that are served through the Children’s Advocacy Center. It also provides counseling in group settings for the child and non offending family members of the children served by the CAC.
Pregnancy, Education and Parenting
A free drop out prevention program for pregnant or parenting teens in six districts in Henderson County. Services include transportation, counseling, parenting and life skills education, free licensed day care to parenting students and case management.
Student Assistance Program
Provides counselors at local school campuses on a contract basis. Services include counseling and crisis intervention.
Teen Dating Violence Program
The Teen Dating Violence Program is presented in six school district grades 6-12. This program informs youth of the issues of teen dating and how to deal with the violence that could be associated with relationships. It provides teens with information on texting, sexting, cyber bullying, the law, positive relationships and follows HB 121 mandates.